Out And About: Congressional Candidate’s 7th District Walk Ends In Maywood

Monday, January 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Anthony Clark, right, with Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board member Rodney Alexander outside of Proviso East High School in Maywood on Dec. 23. | Paul Goyette 

On Dec. 23, Anthony Clark, a community activist and a Democratic candidate running for the 7th Congressional District seat, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, attempted to walk the span of the 7th District — which is shaped like a cowboy boot, with the toe facing south.

The district runs from Chicago’s South Side all the way to west to Berkeley. It’s one of the most racially and economically diverse (and among the most gerrymandered) districts in the country.

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Clark with supporter Troy LaRaviere, a Chicago educator and potential mayoral candidate, on Chicago’s South Side. | Paul Goyette 

Clark started his trek at around 8 a.m., in Chicago’s South Side Englewood neighborhood, ending at around 9 p.m., in Maywood, where he met Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board member Rodney Alexander.

Alexander gave Clark his rousing endorsement while speaking strongly against Davis, who endorsed the ticket that ran opposed to Clark’s Proviso Together ticket last April.

“We respect Congressman Davis’s lineage and his service to our community, but like everything, change has to come sometimes,” Alexander said. “You need to do your homework and get involved … Let’s have some debates, let’s talk about the issues.”

Clark, whose hands and feet were numb by the time he got to Proviso East High School in Maywood, vowed to continue his walk across the district’s westernmost portion at a later time. VFP 

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3 thoughts on “Out And About: Congressional Candidate’s 7th District Walk Ends In Maywood”

  1. I did see the Facebook Live Walk that candidate Anthony Clark did, and I must say…I was very impressed with what he is doing, and bringing an attention of the neglect, divestment, and abandonment of the neighborhoods on the 7th District. Danny K. Davis has some major competition for the U.S. Congress. It’s time for Davis to step down and retire. We thank you for your service, but…it’s time for a breath of fresh air to represent the 7th Congressional District. I really think Clark will be a true vision of what pure leadership is all about. Anthony Clark has my vote!

  2. Antony Clark has become a fresh Grassroots voice,plus he is a dedicated teacher ,I have a soft spot for teacher ,I am marry with one, Claudia Medina they have their heart on the right place ,Roney Allexander,we are with you buddy ,Antony Clark is the right choice ,thanks to be there.

  3. Davis is a former teacher too and talked Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis into running against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and then supported Jesus Chuy Garcia when Lewis dropped out. He supports labor unions, as most of his campaign contributions are from labor unions, which includes teachers. Davis is for $15/hr minimum wage, #MedicareForAll, getting money out of politics, voted against giving Bush authorization to go into Iraq, sponsored the Second Chance Act and The Law Enforcement Torture Prevention Act, holds workshops to help people expunge their records, etc. I’m sticking with Davis until he’s ready to step down. Davis has proven the test of time. I’m not ready to take a chance on a rookie like Clark, he could turn out like Barack Obama and compromise in areas I don’t want him to. When Obama ran against Bobby Rush, he ran as a progressive. When he became President, it was a whole different story. I’d support Clark if he ran against a corporate establishment Democrat that’s for charter schools and supports Rahm Emanuel and JB Pritzker. Since that’s not the case, I’m sticking with Davis.

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